ACB files chargesheet against 2 engineers for Rs 7lakh loss to exchequer

Srinagar: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has produced charge-sheet against Nisar Ahmad Dar, Executive Engineer, and Karamjeet Singh, AEE, of Mechanical Irrigation Construction Division Srinagar in purchase of Trivector meters on exorbitant rates in the court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption here.
The duo has been accused of causing Rs 7,00,000 loss to the public exchequer.
The charge-sheet was produced in connection with the case (FIR No.24/2015) under section 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2) P. C. Act. Svt., 2006, Sec. 120-B RPC.
“A preliminary enquiry conducted into the matter revealed that Mechanical Irrigation Construction Division(MICD), Srinagar has procured 11 KV Trivector meters during year 2011-12 & 2013 on the very high exorbitant rates than the meters procured by Electric Department Kashmir” reads a statement issued by the ACB.
During the investigation from the facts, circumstances and evidence, it said, a prima facie case under section 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2) P C Act. Svt.2006 U/S 120-B RPC was made out against Nisar Ahmad Dar of Peerbagh, the then Executive Engineer, MICD Srinagar, Karamjeet Singh of Karan Nagar, the then AEE MICD Srinagar. “The supply orders for design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 11 KV 3 Phase Trivector meters were placed with firm M/S Bashir Brothers, Red Cross Road, Srinagar and M/S Srinagar Mechanical Works, College Road, Wazir Bagh Srinagar.”
The Trivector meters were procured during the year 2011-12 and 2012-13 on exorbitant rates of Rs.1,82,900 and Rs.1,83,400 per meter while the same type of meter was found purchased during investigation by the electric department during the same period at Rs.80,000. “A loss of Rs 7,00,000 have been incurred on the state exchequer,” it said, adding, “ The public servants have conferred undue benefits to the beneficiary namely Bashir Ahmad Bazaz (Proprietor of Srinagar Mechanical Works).”

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